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I was not prepared for this movie. I didn't know the story and,
frankly, from the poster I thought it was about a teenage girl growing
up. I'd like to think I went to this movie open minded, not expecting
And then it started. And it was slow. And it was made by someone who must love riding bmx bikes. Countless minutes of bmx bike footage. In the woods. In the venue. On the street.
Both dialog and acting were, frankly, poor. It seemed like the words and dialects were forced upon the young actors.
So I guess the movie was about atmosphere. I can enjoy atmosphere. For about the length of a short movie. For longer features, I need at least a bit of story. A bit of background. A bit of tension.
I don't mind slow movies. I do mind movies that don't move at all. And this feature didn't seem to go anywhere.
This is the worst movie-from-book that I've ever seen! While they did a
pretty good job filming Jurassic Park, the seriously messed up with
Timeline (same author). So, I would suggest you watch this movie before
you read the book, otherwise the lack of "fanta-realism" and the
differences between book & movie will be too irritating.
Some people blame the fact that you have to put a 300 pages book into a 2 hour film, but Jurassic Park did fine and, thou the theme is totally different, the writing / plot style is pretty the same. It would be acceptable if the techniques used in the book would be taken seriously! I mean, replacing the whole quantum physics idea with a simple "wormhole that can only be found by accident"? Oh please! In the book they tested everything for a dozen times and they had like 3 versions of the machine! There even was a backup plan! So besides this lack of believable technology, you have the "history plot"... English soldiers that start chasing 5 peasants in a crowd of like 500 peasants with this reason "Hey, why aren't you packing yet?".
+ What's with the language? Everyone in the movie is capable of speaking both English and french... except the main characters! Somehow they only understand English. Even the "pure french people" seem to be able to understand English :p Why didn't they do some research (why research, it's all in the book) on the languages? Why didn't they at least try to simulate some kind of medieval scene? This one is definitely one for my "worst movies ever" list.
But, don't get me wrong! The books is extremely strong! Read it!
(sorry for bad English but my native language is dutch...)